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The seaside resort of Ilhéus stands on the east coast of Brazil in the State of Bahia, which is located 13 miles south of Salvador and 8 miles north of Rio. If you hire a car in Ilhéus you’ll find it stands amid a region of beaches and plantations. These are mostly cocoa but in Una you’ll find an Ecopark that demonstrates how rubber is extracted from trees and takes you over 6ft into the tree canopy of the forest. You can see Golden Lion Tamarin monkeys here and at the Bicho-Preguica Centre you can see sloths. The Jorge Amado Airport stands just two miles south of Ileus’s city centre.
Ilhéus is a popular tourist destination in Brazil, thanks to a huge selection of sandy beaches and its old Portuguese architecture. With a hire car you’ll be able to see how Ilhéus has developed from its origins as a busy cocoa port to become a major resort. Visitor highlights include the Casa de Jorge Amado, the old restored home of a popular Brazilian writer, and the Catedral de Sao Sebastiao, a distinctively quirky church dating from the 1930s. It’s interesting to wander the streets of the old quarter and find historic landmarks like the Prefeitura building or the Igreja de São Jorge, the city’s oldest church.